AIK Solna and Sheriff measure strength at Friends Arena, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the victory outside AIK Solna by (1-2) in the first leg. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
AIK Solna :
The home team arrives at this second leg with a 1-goal lead, after a 1-0 victory in the first leg. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last match he played, for Allsvenskan, he won AFC United out by (2-4). In their last 10 home games, AIK Solna records 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
AIK comes to this motivated match, after a 2-4 victory against AFC United for the Swedish championship. It should be noted that the Swedes beat the Sheriff by 1-2 in the first game, as a visitor: the goals were scored by Sigthórsson and Lukic (autogol). Coach Rikard Norling is expected to align his team in the usual tactical system, 3-5-2, with Sigthórsson and Goitom being the men responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. It should be noted that the Swedish club has great quality in the attack, but also several weaknesses in the defensive sector. Out of this game due to physical problems will be Jesper Nyholm.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal drawback and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the National Divizia ?, he won Dinamo-Auto out by (0‑3). In his last 10 away games, the Sheriff records 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 4 of his 7 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘).
The Sheriff‘s team arrives at this motivated game, after a 0-3 win against Dynamo Auto for the Moldovan championship. It should be noted that the visitors lost, by 1-2, in the first round, against AIK. In the previous round of the Europa League, the Moldovans surpassed the Partizani. In this match at the house of AIK, a very dangerous opponent when playing in this condition. Coach Zoran Zekic must present a more cautious team and betting on successive counterattacks, looking for striker Robert Tambe on most occasions. There are no major absences for this game.